Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of March 29

Cranford was host to two meetings of regional significance the past week. Spring sports are in swing at CHS and the weather will feel quite spring-like, at least Friday and Saturday. More details in this week’s Cranford Radio Headlines.

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Update on Gateway Project

It’s called one of the most important infrastructure projects in the United States. The Gateway Program has several major components including new rail tunnels under the Hudson River and the replacement of the 108-year old Portal Drawbridge over the Hackensack River. Tuesday evening the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition sponsored a presentation on the project in the Cranford Community Center. The main speaker was Jerry Zaro, the chairman of the Gateway Development Corporation. Cranford Radio spoke with Zaro after the meeting to get a status update.

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Jerry Zaro

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100 Steps Continues to Evolve Under Current Owner and Chef

Andrea and Jim Carbine opened 100 Steps Supper Club + Raw Bar in December 2013, six years after creating A Toute Heure. Two years ago the Carbines sold both Centennial Avenue restaurants and Saad “Jack” Tagmouti bought the respected eatery. Tagmouti brought on an old colleague, Joe Beninato, as the executive chef and together they’ve brought their own ideas to 100 Steps. The two talked with Cranford Radio about their experiences and their plans to keep the restaurant fresh and progressive.

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Joe Beninato and Jack Tagmouti

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Congressman Tom Malinowski Holds Town Hall in Cranford

Seventh District Congressman Tom Malinowski held a town hall at Union County College in Cranford Saturday afternoon. Audience members had an opportunity to ask the new representative questions on a variety of topics. At the conclusion, Cranford Radio spoke with the representative about the event and his first months in Congress.

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Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ7)

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Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of March 22

Have a sudden urge to serve on the township committee? Check out this week’s headlines for what you need to do in the next week if you want to be on the ballot. New Jersey teams may be out of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but the Union County College women’s basketball team is going strong in their quest for a national championship.

CHS sports, the weekend weather, and upcoming events round out this week’s edition of Cranford Radio headlines.

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Interview with Cranford Township Commissioner Jean-Albert Maisonneuve

Jean-Albert Maisonneuve has served on the Cranford Township Committee since January 2018. Like each of the members of the committee he brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the position. Maisonneuve spoke with Cranford Radio to talk about both his background and what he hopes to accomplish during his time as an elected official.

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Jean-Albert Maisonneuve